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Car Wrap Advertising

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How the scam works:

United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain - this scam occurs now all over the world. It became the most notorious scam this fall.

Imagine this: Looking for ways to make extra money, you receive an email from a company offering the opportunity to make $300 a week if you have your car wrapped in a well-known brand's logo. "Our world-class partners such us Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, XS Energy, Johnny Walker, and Budweiser will generously pay prospective clients like you", the message says.

The scammers who send this message also post the same offer on sites like Craigslist, Oodle, or Gumtree, create well-designed advertisments, and even contact people who submit their resumes online hunting for jobs.

The offer sounds good, especially since you have the option of removing the wrapped sticker after the number of months you select. If you accept the offer, the scammers will then send a check for a large amount of money, according to the length of time you want to be the mobile advertiser.

The instructions for cashing the check indicate that a certain portion of the money is to be kept as your payment and the rest is to be sent via wire transfer to the company who will supposedly wrap your vehicle. After wiring the money, you'll find out that the original check was a fake and the transaction bounced. Now your bank is after you for thousands of dollars.

How to avoid:

No major brand would hire just anybody to wrap their cars with advertising. Corporations are very careful about their image and typically have huge marketing departments within. Be very careful when you receive this email, as the message might be presented in a very professional manner. The scammers steal images from websites belonging to reputable companies that do professional car wrapping and make you believe it's their business. Delete the email, not every online job opportunity that comes your way is real.

Always do your research and work only for legitimate employers. If you are really looking for a job and seek to make some money online until you find the next ideal job, there a couple of companies that are trustworthy and can offer you great opportunities:

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  • On Sunday, August 17, 2014, Hummer wrote:

    This scam is from Coke-Cola lol

    Hello, We are currently seeking to employ individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car advertising for COCA-COLA. How it works? Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: COCA-COLA seeks people -- regular citizens,professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for new " Zero Coke " plastered on your car or truck. The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps,"that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car's exterior surface. What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful, eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it's a form of advertising with a captive audience,meaning people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is 7 weeks. You will be compensated with $300 per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting COCA-COLA use the space no fee is required from you COCA-COLA shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car/truck. You will receive an up front payment of $300 inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car. It is very easy and simple , no application fees required contact email along with the following if you are interested in these offer. Full Name: Address: City: State: Zip code: Age: Make of car/truck year: Exterior Color of car/truck: Telephone numbers: Email: We will contact you immediately we receive this information. Kind Regards!

  • On Saturday, August 16, 2014, Izola wrote:

    Thanks everyone for your comments I was just about to do it..

  • On Saturday, August 16, 2014, SAR wrote:

    Dave Stanfield, Hiring Manager, is another name being used for this scam. This was presented to me as an opportunity for car wrap advertising for Monster energy drink, in which I would have a check delivered to me via Fed Ex. I was to deposit the check, keep $300 for the first week's pay upfront, and wire the remainder of the 3,600 to someone in Owensboro, KY. Be aware everyone that this is a scam! Never should you have to wire money to someone to pay for the car wrap. If they hired someone to do this they would pay them directly. SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!!

  • On Friday, August 15, 2014, paul wrote:

    i have had someone saying the same stuff. they sent me a check for 2000.00 saying they put to much on the check, then said cash it keep 380 and send the rest back. they are all scams just avoid them. thats the best thing to do once you cash the check you are responsible for the money back to the bank not them. avoid them and dont reply back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • On Monday, August 11, 2014, Melanie wrote:

    I just received my check for $2869.89. Suppose to keep $400 and sent the rest to a person in TN via wire. Thought I'd reserch before going to the bank. Is there someone we contact when we receive it.

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